Tea

Tony Benn's Incredible Tea-Drinking Statistic

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

Tony Benn was so renowned for his love of tea, that he once spent a train journey calculating just how much he had drunk over his life. Armed with...

Brewing a Tasty, Sustainable Future for Tea

Sally Uren | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sally Uren

After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Global consumption of tea jumped 60% between 1993 and 2010 and we now drink more than 3 billion cups a day. As consumers around the world get a taste for different types of tea, consumption is set to continue to rise, particularly in Asian markets.

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Things could get heated. According to a recent survey, the perfect cup of tea needs to be poured straight from a teapot, made from loose tea and s...

Chocolate, Tea And Wine Could Guard Against Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Three million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK, which is why countless of research is constant...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

David Cameron Drinking Tea In 22 Pictures

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Today is the 175th anniversary of Indian tea first arriving in the UK. Who would have thought that 175 years later it would be such an important prop ...

Lessons From the Tea Ladies of Khartoum

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

This morning, as I sipped my breakfast tea, I read about the women and children from Sudan pouring over their borders to seek safety and I was reminded of an article I read a while back about the tea ladies of Khartoum.

Surviving Freshers' Flu

Sam Stern | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Stern

It's that time of year again. Chances are your immune system has been shot to pieces by a combination of late nights, drinking, poor diet and maybe even getting lucky! In order to combat this menace, here are a few recipes that will sort you right out!

WATCH: Can Tea Upset Your Stomach?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever get an upset stomach after drinking tea or coffee? You're not alone. Experts explain how the tannins in tea and coffee can cause excess acid p...

Yorkshire Graduates Spend Seven Hours A WEEK Making Tea In First Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Graduates will need to brush up on their tea-making skills as university leavers in some areas will spend up to seven hours a week making tea and coff...

Brits' Sarcasm and Drinking Not Popular With Expats..

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Sarcastic humour, heavy drinking and the weather are among the dislikes of foreign expats living in the UK, according to research. More than half (...

Why Your Daily Cuppa Might Be Good For You

Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Break out the tea trolley and fire up the kettle - a new study has revealed that tea and coffee drinkers have lower blood pressure than people who don...

My Mum, Myself and The Tea Making Competition Only I Was Aware Of

Henry Fosdike | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Henry Fosdike

During a discussion with my flatmates recently, I told everyone in attendance that no matter what happens when I go home, she'll always end up making pretty much all the cups of tea for everybody else because she loves making sure everyone is properly fed and watered. I even went so far as to predict that even if I tried, she'd still end up making more cups of tea than me when I next visit.

Is This The Greatest Tea Mug In The World?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech

More than 160 million cups of tea are drunk every day in the UK. But pyramid teabags and faster kettles aside, in the last 200 years or so there ha...

Vietnam: Travelling With The Locals

Gareth Richman | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Richman

Here's a question for you... Would you spend 17.5 hourrs on an overnight train? There are couple of other things you might want to factor in.

Coffee to Go... Tea to Stay

Tracey Bovingdon | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Bovingdon

Us tea drinkers have been kind of sidelined over the last twenty years by the rather aggressive rise of the coffee shop and its dominance on the high street. But actually I have come to realise that there is something more to drinking tea than first appears.

Stupid Reasons to Love the UK

Corinne Purtill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

When you're living in a strange place, it's all too easy to focus on what's missing and what's wrong. That's particularly true at this time of year, when the holidays are close and family feels far and the weather turns icy and it's pitch black at 4 p.m. like the place is run by goddam vampires.

Cambridge Inventors Claim To Have Reinvented The Cup Of Tea

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Tech

A Cambridge-based company claims to have reinvented the cup of tea. Cambridge Consultants, described as an "innovative product development company"...

We Are Tea x Sunil Pawar

Jaclyn Craig | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jaclyn Craig

They say that no one understands a good cup of tea quite like the British. Well I can certainly vouch for that as I love a good cuppa. I never start my day without one, I dunk a biscuit into one as the perfect antidote when I'm feeling down, I warm my hands on one on a cold Winter's day, and when I wake up with a hangover on a Sunday morning, my only cure is to make one.

Has Five-a-Day Had Its Day?

Glen Matten | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

So relentlessly is the message drummed into us that you'd be forgiven for thinking that fruits and vegetables have quasi-mythical health powers that profoundly elevate them above all other foods.

A Sumptuous Afternoon Tea at The Soho Hotel

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As afternoon teas go, I've had some truly horrendous experiences, some especially wonderful experiences and some in between; afternoon tea at The Soho Hotel, was charmingly decadent and very much a wonderful experience.

New Designers 2012: Top Picks

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When it's scorching outside, a part of me knows there's a group of very overheated design graduates setting up for yet another year of the New Designers exhibition. Whether it's purely down to the weather or just the 3,500 excited students in one building, the heat is cooled by the refreshing perspective on design that awaits inside.

Is Tea, Coffee And Lettuce Better Than Water When It Comes To Hydration?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While experts have often stated caffeine-based drinks dehydrate the body, new research suggests otherwise. According to a team of scientists, the ...

WATCH: No-One Makes A Cup Of Tea Like Alan Rickman Makes A Cup Of Tea

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Call yourself an Alan Rickman fan? You should do, you know. He's a living legend, after all, what with his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheri...

How To Make A Perfect Cup Of Tea (And Other Fascinating Tea Facts)

MyDaily | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Style

If you've spent more than twenty minutes in the UK in your lifetime, chances are someone has tried to persuade you to have a cup of tea. ...